Thief cuts power, robs Lake City business

Published On: Dec 27 2012 08:11:48 AM EST
LAKE CITY, Fla. -

Authorities say a man shut off the electricity to the Internet Cafe in Lake City before robbing it early on Christmas Eve.

The Gainesville Sun reports that when the power went out just after midnight Monday, an employee went outside to check the breaker. That's when the suspect entered the building and went to the office.

Columbia County Sheriff's deputies say another employee tried to stop the robber, but he got away with an undetermined amount of cash.

Deputies say no one was injured. They are searching for the suspect, who left in a white pickup truck.

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